Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (6-6, 52-29) travel to Crustacean Nation to battle the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (7-5, 36-46) for the second game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Blue Crabs took the opener 5-1. Somerset is 6-3 against Southern Maryland in 2014.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty David Purcey (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Brad Meyers (0-1, 11.81 ERA) takes the hill for the Crabs.
Today Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle celebrates his 70th Birthday
Age Is Just A Number
Daryle Ward is the elder statesman on the squad at 39 years old yet he’s tallied multi-hit games in two of his first four starts with the Patriots.
Somerset has gone nine straight games without homering. Their last home run came July 9th when Luis Montanez smacked one against York.
The Somerset Patriots are the 2014 1st Half Liberty Division Champions! This is their 13th Half Title in franchise history as the Patriots are going to the playoffs for some serious September baseball! The Patriots have elected to take the back three games of the first round series at home so they will open up the postseason on the road. Tickets are on sale by calling 908-252-0700.
The Patriots are 46-6 when they score four runs or more but only 6-23 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (285)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 35-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is Behind The Scenes with the Front Office Staff. The next live stream game is Saturday, July 26th when Somerset host the York Revolution from TD Bank Ballpark.
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.